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A Color Guide to Creating a Warm and Inviting Living Space

Jason Cohen
A Color Guide to Creating a Warm and Inviting Living Space

No matter how comfortable and equipped with the latest amenities the super luxury apartments in Mumbai are, you would want it to feel like home. A warm and comfortable place that exudes a cozy vibe. Since your home is a retreat from the hubbub of the real world, you would like it to be a tranquil retreat where you can unwind and relax.

In the summers, people find more excuses to stay outside at the beach or the poolside. However, that changes in the cold season. You would be spending more time curled up indoors reading a book, enjoying music, or enjoying a warm cup of masala chai or coffee. 

More than others, the factor that has a significant impact on your senses is the environment you’re in. The first component of creating a comfortable environment begins with the color you use to paint your walls. Choosing the right color palette is crucial to create a warm environment. From feminine to masculine, from modern to traditional, there are countless options to choose from.

From deep reds to neutral earthy tones, there are some great color choices you are available to create the perfect cozy home that is inviting and gives a warm vibe. Let’s take a look at what warm colors are and what colors you should pick for your home:

Why Warm Colors?

Warm colors play a key role in giving that cozy and homey feeling that you are striving for. Warm colors help in lighting up a darker room that does not get a lot of natural light. Also, warm colors help in making both east and north-facing rooms feel less chilly. Warm tones help in giving the illusion of a room being brighter.

Cool Colors and Warm Colors

The colors that make you think of the sun, sunset, or day time are warm. Warm colors have the undertone of yellow, red, or orange. On the other hand, cool colors evoke a feeling of freshness like water and grass. Cool colors include colors with undertones of blue, purple, and green. Choosing the right type of color is important as it impacts how one feels in a certain space.

Warm Colors

Here is a list of warm colors that you can choose from for your home.


Brown is a great color that is not only neutral but allows you to experiment with your interior as well. There are so many shades of brown from soft smooth latte to rich deep espresso and chocolate colors that making it an easier choice for you to pair it with others. Brown is a great shade for studies and dens. It pairs well with boho interiors and décor items.


A classical example of a warm tone, yellow is the most popular warm tone used in interiors nowadays from couch, rugs and even to walls. It is the color of the sun after all. The shade of yellow you decide to go with depends on the room you plan to use it in. Pastel, softer tones of yellow like buttery yellow are great for bedrooms.  They create a relaxing vibe, ideal for a room where you want to sleep. You can go with brighter shades of yellow for an accent wall in the living/dining room, kitchen, or hallway even. Think rich golden/mustard yellow or warm amber.

You can paint the walls warm mustard yellow. One might feel hesitant in painting the walls bright yellow, a bit darker hue could add a peaceful ambiance to space.


To some, the red color might seem too bright at first. However, numerous red tones can work amazingly well in any space. So, if you want to go with a bright red, try it with an accent wall or red furniture. Darker red like burgundy or maroon is sophisticated colors that look great on walls especially in creating a lavish drawing room or dining room. Deep rich red hues look great on living room walls. An accent wall would look great.


Not a fan of bright reds? You could always try pinks. They can be a great alternative to reds. You can go with soft and subtle shades of blush or rose for a truly warm and cozy feel.

The key is to create a cozy place. However, you are not limited to warm tones only. You can experiment with cool colors and create a cozy vibe successfully. You can create combos of cool colors with their darker tones to create a cozy feel. For example, navy or royal blue or dark green like forest or moss green.

There you have the ultimate color guide to adorn your 2 & 3 BHK flats in Mulund and create a warm and inviting home! Try mixing things up and see what suits your residence and appeals to your aesthetic.

Jason Cohen
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